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    sturdy good sense

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    Two women were talking. One was telling the other about something that happened and broke off for a while.

    When she was about to begin speaking again, the narrator wrote:

    She went on, with sturdy good sense.

    Does it mean the same as "retaining common sense"?

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    Re: sturdy good sense

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    Two women were talking. One was telling the other about something that happened and broke off for a while.

    When she was about to begin speaking again, the narrator wrote:

    She went on, with sturdy good sense.

    Does it mean the same as "retaining common sense"?
    No, here 'sturdy' means "reliable, dependable, solid (metaphorically)". It acts as an intensifier to "good sense".

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